BWW Reviews: THE MAX FACTOR FACTOR - A Frothy Farcical Mixture of Frivolity Features Some Fine Phenomenal Performances
by Gil Kaan - Aug 10, 2014

The Max Factor Factor boasts precision dancing and gorgeous harmonies amidst well-timed madcap shtick. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Presents THE MAX FACTOR FACTOR, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

It's 1936; the golden age of Hollywood, and two rival movie studios are in a heated battle for survival when their opposing leading men fall in love. Reminiscent of screwball comedies of the past, this new musical takes place in a world of artifice, backstabbing, lavender weddings, double-crossing starlets, and a moral crusader from the Legion of Rectitude, making it increasingly more difficult for the leading men to hold on to the one real thing each has ever found. It's funny, charming, romantic, happily nostalgic, and very tuneful. (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Presents THE MAX FACTOR FACTOR, 7/26-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

It's 1936; the golden age of Hollywood, and two rival movie studios are in a heated battle for survival when their opposing leading men fall in love. Reminiscent of screwball comedies of the past, this new musical takes place in a world of artifice, backstabbing, lavender weddings, double-crossing starlets, and a moral crusader from the Legion of Rectitude, making it increasingly more difficult for the leading men to hold on to the one real thing each has ever found. It's funny, charming, romantic, happily nostalgic, and very tuneful. (more...)

Young Composers Featured in Colony Theatre's GOT MUSICAL Program Today
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

A new musical theatre composer -- '21 years old'? No, it's not a typo: in fact there are three of them in the got musical program for May 6 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, an evening of highlights of this year's season of development at the New Musicals Initiative and the Academy For New Musical Theatre. Actually, they're 21, 22 and 23 years old and they're the winners of the New Voices Project at ANMT, sponsored in part by Walt Disney Imagineering. (more...)

Young Composers to Be Featured in Colony Theatre's GOT MUSICAL Program, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

A new musical theatre composer -- '21 years old'? No, it's not a typo: in fact there are three of them in the got musical program for May 6 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, an evening of highlights of this year's season of development at the New Musicals Initiative and the Academy For New Musical Theatre. Actually, they're 21, 22 and 23 years old and they're the winners of the New Voices Project at ANMT, sponsored in part by Walt Disney Imagineering. (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Presents NORTH SHORE B&B Mini-Musical Project Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

Midwest New Musicals presents NORTH SHORE B & B (BOATS AND BEACHES), the 2013 Mini-Musicals Project today, July 21, 3:00 PM at Light Opera Works Second Stage at McGaw YMCA Children's Center Auditorium, 1420 Maple (at Lake) in Evanston (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Presents the 2013 Mini-Musicals Project: NORTH SHORE B & B (BOATS AND BEACHES) Today
by Ben Peltz - Jul 21, 2013

Midwest New Musicals presents NORTH SHORE B & B (BOATS AND BEACHES), the 2013 Mini-Musicals Project today, July 21, 3:00 PM at Light Opera Works Second Stage at McGaw YMCA Children's Center Auditorium, 1420 Maple (at Lake) in Evanston. (more...)

Midwest New Musicals to Present NORTH SHORE B&B Mini-Musical Project, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Midwest New Musicals presents NORTH SHORE B & B (BOATS AND BEACHES), the 2013 Mini-Musicals Project on Sunday, July 21, 3:00 PM at Light Opera Works Second Stage at McGaw YMCA Children's Center Auditorium, 1420 Maple (at Lake) in Evanston. Tickets are $10 at the Light Opera Works box office: (847) 920-5360 or at the door. (more...)

ANMT's GOT MUSICAL Set for the Colony Theatre on 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Love musicals? Want to hear some brand-new material from up-and-coming new musical theatre writers? The ANMT writers have a 40 year history of writing musicals! Join us on Friday, April 12th at the Colony Theatre in Burbank for GOT MUSICAL: a sneak preview of brand-new musicals in development for producers across the country. (more...)

ANMT Concert Reading Series to Open With EMERALD 2/06
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2012

A concert reading of EMERALD will take place on Monday, February 6 at 7:30pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre on Burbank Blvd., and will feature members of the Academy Repertory Company. (more...)

ANMT Concert Reading Series to Open With EMERALD 2/06
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2012

A concert reading of EMERALD will take place on Monday, February 6 at 7:30pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre on Burbank Blvd., and will feature members of the Academy Repertory Company. (more...)

ANMT'S Launches 2011/12 Concert Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

What would you pay for a miracle? The people of the small town of Painted Post, Massachusetts have got plenty of reasons to believe. It is 1945, and not only has the town lost many of its young men in the war, but now a vision of the Virgin Mary has appeared in the window above the sickbed of a comatose young girl. So what if the girl's mother charges admission to pray at her bedside and witness the vision? And when the girl suddenly awakens after five years, she is pregnant. Could it be yet another miracle -- or just one of her mother's hoaxes? (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Features WORDS AND MUSIC, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

Midwest New Musicals kicks off Words and Music, its new concert reading series of original musicals beginning Monday, October 24 at 7:30 PM at the Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 Maple (at Lake) in Evanston. Tickets are $15 at the door. (more...)

Festival of New American Musicals 2011 Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2011

The 2011 Festival of New American Musicals, a five-month musical theatre festival, will be held April 1 through August 28, 2011, throughout Southern California. (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Features WORDS AND MUSIC, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

Midwest New Musicals kicks off Words and Music, its new concert reading series of original musicals beginning Monday, October 24 at 7:30 PM at the Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 Maple (at Lake) in Evanston. Tickets are $15 at the door. (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Presents Mini-Musicals Project, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2011

Midwest New Musicals presents Spring Rains and Labor Pains, the 2011 Mini-Musical Project on Sunday, July 17, 6:30 PM at the McGaw YMCA Children's Center Auditorium at 1420 Maple in Evanston. Tickets for the general public are $10 at the door. (more...)

ANMT Hosts Stages Fest July 15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2011

More proof that Los Angeles is becoming a magnet for new musicals: after 15 years in Chicago, Stages Musical Theatre Festival has moved to Los Angeles. (more...)

ANMT Hosts Stages Fest July 15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

More proof that Los Angeles is becoming a magnet for new musicals: after 15 years in Chicago, Stages Musical Theatre Festival has moved to Los Angeles. (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Presents Mini-Musicals Project, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

Midwest New Musicals presents Spring Rains and Labor Pains, the 2011 Mini-Musical Project on Sunday, July 17, 6:30 PM at the McGaw YMCA Children's Center Auditorium at 1420 Maple in Evanston. Tickets for the general public are $10 at the door. (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Announces 2011-12 Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2011

Midwest New Musicals in association with Light Opera Works will hold an intensive program where writers explore the use of music, lyrics and dialogue through hands-on assignments that introduce them to musical theater forms and collaborative technique, culminating in public performances of the Mini-Musicals Project. (more...)

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